Audio file Text: Eph 4:1:24 Summary: The goal of ministry is when believers in the Universal Church help one another to achieve full maturity as each of us grows in Christlikeness. Toward that end, prayer is a time when we can exchange our fallen nature with Christ’s divine nature.
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Don’t Give Up
Preacher: Pastor Ray Text: Luke 18:1-8 The parables are specifically given as a corrective to the body of Christ. The Parable of the Persistent Widow is written to those in the body of Christ who give up too easily, and likely, would be unprepared for the coming persecution that precedes the coming of Christ.
John Piper: Is It Okay for There to Be Different Denominations In the Body of Christ?
Vision for the Church: Fellowship (pt3 of 4)
One Body – One Level, Not Two Levels I am not sure if this is how you conceive of fellowship, or a church. You may be hearing all this talk about one body and being interconnected and prioritizing church and you’re thinking to yourself, this doesn’t apply to me. I am here to be served. […]
Introduction to the Spiritual Gifts from Romans 12:3-8 (pt 3 of 3)
Now before I list out the spiritual gifts, I want to talk about the connection between grace and gifts.
Introduction to the Spiritual Gifts from Romans 12:3-8 (pt 2 of 3)
Given what we just experienced as a church last Sunday and as we move into a new chapter in our church history, it is very fitting that we are going to talk this morning about the body of Christ and spiritual gifts. Let me start with a qualification — this area of spiritual gifts is […]